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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing #322538

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Scenes shown from last mins. prior to USS Vincennes' downing of civilian Iranian airbus; details given. [National security expert Harlan ULLMAN and Rear Admiral Eugene CARROLL (ret.) - comment on situation and stress involved.] [CARROLL - recalls USS Stark incident.] [ULLMAN - comments on radar.] [CARROLL - retraces captain 's actions during last mins.] [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD and ULLMAN - comment on situation.] Persian Gulf noted hazy. [ULLMAN and CARROLL - comment on crew's panic and capt.'s decision to fire upon approaching aircraft.]

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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